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If you want a single card solution that will get the job done, sell your 295 and get a 560 or a 6870. With amd, you won't have to worry about sli since amd chipset boards have native crossfire. Two 6870 are pretty fast and should handle a lot of future games. Good luck.

edit: Check this out if your dead-set on handling BF3:

http://www.overclock.net/pc-games/10...andle-bf3.html
Edited by wermad - 7/29/11 at 11:14pm
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If you want a single card solution that will get the job done, sell your 295 and get a 560 or a 6870. With amd, you won't have to worry about sli since amd chipset boards have native crossfire. Two 6870 are pretty fast and should handle a lot of future games. Good luck.

edit: Check this out if your dead-set on handling BF3:

http://www.overclock.net/pc-games/10...andle-bf3.html
Well after having all sorts of hell with a 4870x2 card, I think I want to stay away from ATI. What about a 570, or 580...from the stuff I just read my card is still superior to the 6870. Maybe I am wrong, but I don't want to trade 100fps with great detail for 40fps with excellent detail. You know what I mean. I can get a 6870 for 150$. I can get a 6970 for 300$. I just don't want to spend 300$-500$ on a video card and then find some used card for less that does better. Thats what happened with the 4870x2...bought it for 125$ and got the 295 for 100$....

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Well after having all sorts of hell with a 4870x2 card, I think I want to stay away from ATI. What about a 570, or 580...from the stuff I just read my card is still superior to the 6870. Maybe I am wrong, but I don't want to trade 100fps with great detail for 40fps with excellent detail. You know what I mean. I can get a 6870 for 150$. I can get a 6970 for 300$. I just don't want to spend 300$-500$ on a video card and then find some used card for less that does better. Thats what happened with the 4870x2...bought it for 125$ and got the 295 for 100$....

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I had a 4870x2, she did quit unfortunately after only six months and now is collecting dust. I bought her fo $300 off ebay, which is a big no-no for big money cards since I did not have a warranty. Nvidia has always been good to me, enough to switch to intel for the native sli support. Amd has always been a challenge, enough that I called it quits after two months of using their 69xx series (three). I'm planning a triple 580 setup and so far I have one.

Why don't you wait for BF3 gets released? If the 295 is struggling, sell it and get a better card.
Edited by wermad - 7/31/11 at 11:10pm
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The only worthy upgrade over a GTX295 is something along the lines of a GTX580/590 or HD6990. And since you don't want to go AMD, the only cards worth getting over the 295 is either the 580 or 590.

To this day, the GTX295 is still a beast of a card. The only thing it lacks is DX11. But it still outperforms the vast majority of current gen cards and the only cards that justify the price for an upgrade are, as mentioned before, the top of the range Nvidia/AMD cards.

So either stick to a single 295 or got for a GTX580/590. Either way, you won't be disappointed
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Thanks for all the responses.

I guess that is what I will do, gtx580/590. I will cross that bridge in a few weeks.

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You definitely would not want to run SLI 295's on that PSU. You'd want at least a high quality 850, 295's suck so much power (max of 289W each)
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I just noticed you only have a 650w PSU.

That will be fine for a single 580 but I would recommend you look at getting a high quality 750w or even 850w unit. Since a 650W thermaltake is probably around the bare minimum you would want for a 580 let alone a 590. Something like the Seasonic X-750 or Corsair AX750 are a good place to start looking. Or even their 850W variants if you want to keep the option for SLI GTX580's open
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I just noticed you only have a 650w PSU.

That will be fine for a single 580 but I would recommend you look at getting a high quality 750w or even 850w unit. Since a 650W thermaltake is probably around the bare minimum you would want for a 580 let alone a 590. Something like the Seasonic X-750 or Corsair AX750 are a good place to start looking. Or even their 850W variants if you want to keep the option for SLI GTX580's open

I actually have a Silverstone 750w psu sitting on my desk...just haven't had a reason to install it.

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Gtx295 in sli is crap unless ur running 1680x1050. Low vram and bandwidth make it a crap card to sli with. Ur better off selling the 295 for like gtx480.
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480, I think doesn't have enough oomph for me. I will probably go 580 or 590 if I can get a good deal.

But yea, I have come to the consensus to sell the 295 when I get the money for another card.

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